Monday, March 30, 2009
YOU the reader be my editorial board...
While this little blog experiment is still in its infancy, I want to hear from my readers.
What topics should I be writing about?
On the one hand, I want to write about a lot of insider stories. Who is on what campaign, doing what behind the scenes. On the other hand, I want to attract a broad audience and spark a broad conversation, which means covering only the really big issues.
Then there are the issues... should I cover 10 stories per day shallowly or do one or two really in depth blogs per day?
Should I add more of my own opinions, or just try to report the facts and let you the reader decide for yourself?
One key feature of this blog and other blogs is that we can cover the stories reporters in the mainstream media ignore. Should I focus on more original blogs and do less talking about what the mainstream reporters are talking about? On that note, are there any stories I am blatantly missing right now that I should be covering (but maybe I don't know about them because they are not in the mainstream media)?
Finally, should I monetize this blog or keep it advertisement free? It is not really worth it to monetize unless I have a lot of readers, which is still a work in progress. I am leaning toward keeping Rick vs. Kay 100% advertisement free. Would you appreciate that, or does it even matter? Thoughts?